Minnesota Supreme Court announces fee increases effective October 1, 2021; October 1, 2022; and October 1, 2023

Minnesota Supreme Court announces fee increases effective October 1, 2021; October 1, 2022; and October 1, 2023. The Court’s Order may be found here.

Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

Effective January 1, 2022, the Rules of the Supreme Court on Lawyer Registration have been amended to require active status lawyers to report, on an annual basis, pro bono hours and whether financial contributions have been made to persons of limited means. The Court’s Order may be found here. On July 7, 2021, the Court updated the Rule to provide an exemption for judges and lawyers employed by governmental agencies. The revised Order may be found here. The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has published additional information answering questions related to this here.

MN Supreme Court seeks two public members for the MN State Board of Continuing Legal Education

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Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

The Court has issued an Order amending the Lawyer Registration Rules effective July 1, 2018. The changes include the following:

  • Increasing the retirement age from 62 to 68 and eliminating the gainful employment provision
  • Reducing the number of fee categories, including the elimination of separate categories for non-resident
  • Revising the fee schedule to be a chart rather than a narrative
  • Including in the Rules specific language related to the military exception
  • Formalizing the policy of limiting the number of past due annual registration statements to 6 years
  • Clarifying the limitations on disclosure of demographic information

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Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

Effective 7/1/2017, a late fee of $75 will immediately be assessed to any lawyers who do not meet the registration statement deadline. However, there will now be a 1-month grace period before administrative suspension. See the Supreme Court order.

New monthly admission ceremony location

Starting February 7, 2017, the monthly admission ceremony is being moved from the Minnesota Judicial Center to the Supreme Court’s courtroom at the Capitol:

27 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor

St. Paul, MN 55155

For more details, visit the Monthly Ceremonies page.

Non-payment suspension for statements due 1/1/17

As of January 6, 2017, all unpaid registration fees due January 1, 2017 are considered late and the attorneys’ licenses have been transferred to a non-payment suspension. To remove a non-payment suspension, the registration fee and a $75 late penalty must be paid.  Pay using the Online Lawyer Registration System.

Amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court on Lawyer Registration

Amendments to the Lawyer Registration Rules have been ordered on September 29, 2015, with an effective date of 1/1/2016.

Additional amendments to the Lawyer Registration Rules have been ordered on December 29, 2015, with an immediate effective date.